POLICE are warning shoppers using cash cards to pay for goods to be on their guard against opportunist thieves.
It follows an incident at a Biddulph store where an elderly woman had £250 withdrawn from her bank account.
The money was taken after thieves watched the woman key in her pin number at B&M, in High Street, and then distracted her to steal her purse
The alleged offender wanted in connection with the theft is described by police as ‘Eastern European’.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman warned: “People should be mindful when using cash cards at tills that people cannot see pin numbers entered in machines.”